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Tuesday 28 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Pre-Season

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Masterson set for surgery while new signings get starting roles for Connacht's clash with Wasps in Athlone
The back row suffered a hand injury in last week’s friendly win over Brive.
Fardy captains Leinster as Frawley gets shot at 10 against Newcastle
The highly-promising Caelan Doris starts at number eight for Leo Cullen’s side.
Positive news on O'Donnell but several Munster players remain long-term absentees
Johann van Graan issued an injury update as the province prepare for their first pre-season friendly this Friday.
Dave Kearney makes his return as Leinster get a good workout in France
Rory O’Loughlin and James Tracy scored the tries against Montauban.
'I am not happy about this situation' - Chelsea boss Sarri says Willian's late return is 'strange'
After their friendly defeat to Arsenal in Dublin, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri revealed his frustration at the Brazilian star’s delayed return.
Morata on form for Chelsea as Inter fall on penalties
Willy Caballero also shone as he made the difference in the shoot-out.
Barcelona women's team relegated to economy while men's team fly business class in first mixed tour
Both sides are in the US for pre-season preparations.
Sanchez left behind for Man United's US tour due to 'personal administrative issue'
The Chilean didn’t fly out to Los Angeles with the rest of the squad yesterday, but the club is hopeful he makes the trip in the coming days.
McClean to face disciplinary action after failing to show for West Brom training camp
The Ireland international has been heavily linked with a move to Stoke City.
Declan Kidney's London Irish to meet Munster in Cork for pre-season
Johann van Graan’s men will then face Exeter Chiefs before the new campaign begins.
Munster GAA chiefs bring pre-season finals forward a week to avoid dead rubbers
Clare will face Limerick in hurling while it’ll be a clash of Cork and Clare in football.
Here's the line-up for the Walsh Cup semi-finals as Gilroy and Davy go head-to-head
Davy Fitzgerald’s Wexford were 42-point winners over Wicklow today.
Here's the draw for the O'Byrne Cup semis after Dublin's early exit
Holders knocked out following one-point defeat to Wexford.
Here are the semi-final draws for the 2018 O'Byrne and Walsh Cup competitions
Last round of fixtures in the Leinster pre-season fare this weekend.
Kerry join Tipperary in withdrawing from the upcoming McGrath Cup
Kerry are the defending champions.
Keane's tenure up and running as Connacht see off Pat Lam's Bristol
McCabe, Marmion and Scholes crossed in front of a big crowd at the Sportsground.
Leinster's young guns impress again as they see off Bath at Donnybrook
Deegan, O’Brien and Carbery all impressed as Leo Cullen’s side roundd off their pre-season with a 25-17 win.
'He's only been here a few weeks but already made a positive impact'
Leinster coach Leo Cullen gives his thoughts on new arrival Scott Fardy, the province’s young guns and the season ahead.
Ireland U20s star Larmour starts at fullback for Leinster's pre-season trip to Perpignan
Leo Cullen has named a youthful XV for Friday’s friendly.
'I don’t think £200 million for Neymar is expensive' - Mourinho weighs in on potential PSG mega-move
The Manchester United manager will see the club’s record fee for Paul Pogba doubled were PSG to secure the Barcelona forward.
Henderson misses crucial spot kick as Atleti edge Liverpool to win Audi Cup
Penalties were required after the sides couldn’t be separated at 1-1.
Irish fans treated to a Man United victory on their Aviva Stadium return
The Premier League club edged out Sampdoria on their first visit to Dublin since 2010.
Goalscorer Lacazette limped off as Arsenal were defeated by Seville in the Emirates Cup today
The French striker scored his second goal of pre-season during Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to Seville.
Mourinho treating Manchester derby as training session in front of 70,000 American fans
The two Premier League sides meet in a pre-season friendly in Houston tonight.
Arsenal hit hard by food poisoning in China as several players struck down
Olivier Giroud and Per Mertesacker pulled out of Arsenal’s friendly against Bayern Munich earlier while three players felt unwell during the game.
Free agents Given, Brown and Bruce train with non-league club in bid to keep fit
The former Premier League trio are currently searching for new employers.
Former Tipperary star Colin O'Riordan made his senior debut for the Sydney Swans yesterday
The 21-year-old wore number 38 in his first game for the AFL club.
Eddie Brennan in charge as Kilkenny get 2017 off to a winning start
The Cats’ U21 team ran out nine-point winners over DCU in the Walsh Cup opener.
Leinster end pre-season with five-try defeat to Bath in Donnybrook
Cian Healy and Rob Kearney made promising returns for the eastern province.
Tyler Bleyendaal impresses as Munster earn emphatic pre-season win
On the day of his 23rd birthday, new arrival, South African lock Jean Kleyn also made a positive impression.
'My 1st year in the academy we finished bottom': Buckley eager after missing Connacht's finest hour
The westerners were in Sale yesterday for training session with added intensity.
Munster's Erasmus hopes for attacking progress after win over Zebre
The South African director of rugby rated his side’s performance as solid.
Ulster slip to pre-season defeat at Exeter despite try-scoring cameo from academy winger
Robert Lyttle made a big impact off the bench at Sandy Park.
Superb Sweetnam helps Munster to get Erasmus era off to winning start
The Cork man scored a brace of tries in Waterford.
Ex-Leinster centre O'Shea starts for Munster in first pre-season game
Local man Jack O’Donoghue is at number eight for the Waterford-hosted friendly.
'I think it's brave' - Henry influence being felt by Heaslip and Leinster
The Ireland number eight has been learning about leaving a legacy.
Conan captains Leinster as Byrne handed 10 shirt for Ulster clash
Barry Daly, Rory O’Loughlin and Niall Morris all start in an exciting backline.
Kelleher wears 15 for Connacht as O'Brien selected in second row
Pat Lam has named his first XV of the new season.
Cullen includes 7 internationals in first Leinster squad of the season
The eastern province face Ulster in Navan this Saturday.
Real Madrid stroll to victory over Chelsea in front of 100,000 fans
Eden Hazard’s late double put some gloss on the scoreline but Chelsea were well beaten in Michigan.